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Hotel Piccolo Mondo

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Castro with restaurant and pool bar

8.0/10 Very good

86 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Via Litoranea, per Santa Cesarea Terme 238, Castro, LE, 73030
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Train station pick-up service
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

Getting around

  • Karol Wojtyla Airport (BRI) - 152 min drive
  • Sanarica Station - 14 min drive
  • Muro Leccese Station - 15 min drive
  • Tricase Station - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Piccolo Mondo

4-star hotel
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar at Hotel Piccolo Mondo. Be sure to enjoy pool views at the onsite restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a rooftop terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • An outdoor tennis court, train station pick-up service, and multilingual staff
  • A 24-hour front desk, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a front desk safe
  • Wedding services, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel Piccolo Mondo boast thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like safes and sound-insulated walls.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • Daily housekeeping, desks, and phones


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 5 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant overlooks the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 50 per person (roundtrip)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 13.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 3 costs EUR 50 (roundtrip)
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per accommodation, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Hotel Piccolo Mondo Castro
Piccolo Mondo Castro
Hotel Piccolo Mondo Hotel
Hotel Piccolo Mondo Castro
Hotel Piccolo Mondo Hotel Castro

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Piccolo Mondo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Piccolo Mondo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Piccolo Mondo?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Piccolo Mondo?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Piccolo Mondo?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 10 per accommodation, per day.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Piccolo Mondo?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Piccolo Mondo.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Piccolo Mondo?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 50 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Piccolo Mondo?
You can check in from 5 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel Piccolo Mondo and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Piccolo Mondo?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers pool views. Nearby restaurants include La Grotta del Conte (13-min walk), Underground (14-min walk), and La Casa Dell'angelo (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Hotel Piccolo Mondo like?
Hotel Piccolo Mondo is a short 6-minute walk from Zinzulusa Cave and 16 minutes' walk from Castro Marina. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sonia, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A stunning place
We had a very enjoyable stay, the hotel is very elegant and the location breathtaking, The (salt water) pool area is particularly nice. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were spacious and simply decorated, the only downside was that we had a memory foam mattress which we personally don't get on with.
Marc, 5-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Good views but too many steps and you need a car as a little out of the way
6-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Dont like it when websites are forcing me to write reviews
4-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The cliff top setting is magical, and the view from the restaurant and public room absolutely stunning. Our stay was made so much better with the help of the very helpful owners who helped book restaurants and trips to places we would not have otherwise found. The Castro Wine festival was a final bonus that made our stay very memorable. Lovely saltwater pool and the best morning swim down a set of steep steps to the sea. Thank you. It will be very hard not to come again. The hotel is spread out and requires some walking, but h LP is there for baggage and The payoff is a healthy appetite and and privacy with individual views of the sea through or over the pines and Cypresses
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect choice - Outstanding hotel
This is a family run hotel (for 40 years!) with a beautiful chic 60s vintage feel, incredible pool, lovely staff, the most beautiful balcony overlooking the sea (room 81). We loved everything about it, especially climbing down the stone steps to swim in the grotta under the hotel every morning. It’s 10 minutes to Castro harbour and a short walk to Castro square. We loved everything about this hotel and the area, and can’t wait to return.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We spent 3 amazing nights in this “small world”. The staff were welcoming & helpful. We love that it’s still run by the family and made us feel like guests in someone’s home. We had great dinner service. It’s a good place to just relax and enjoy the tranquility of the place. You even get to enjoy private access to the sea with some climbing. The Castro marina is a short drive & you can spend a day there with the locals swimming, sun bathing & enjoying local seafood. We stayed in room 81 with our own balcony with sea view.
3-night romance trip
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